The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook by Nadia Natali, blends 126 tasty, healthful recipes with lively tales of the Natali family’s adventures. It is not only a cookbook but a story. And such a beautiful book. The illustrations are darling.. warm and whimsical. And the recipes are down to earth and delicious.
I absolutely loved the stories that were told. Heartwarming, sometimes funny, and wonderfully written. The recipes were simply a bonus. Such an amazing adventure of Natali and her family living in the wild of a National Forest at the Blue Heron Ranch. Raising a family in the wilderness, running a medical center, and facing nature's seemingly endless challenges, with the Blue Heron Ranch Kitchen being the center around which these events unfold. The Natali family, have faced fires, floods, bears, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes. They built a home, raised a family of three children, and ran a modest Zen center and fed a myriad of visitors for twenty-five years. This cookbook was inspired by the many individuals who visited our center and encouraged Nadia to write about the meals prepared for their retreats.
The recipes were amazing. Simple yet satisfying. Good enough to feed a crowd. :) I found myself intrigued and ready to start cooking the next chapter recipes.